Compendium of Pesticide Common Names

Classified Lists of Pesticides

Acaricides Algicides Antifeedants
Avicides Bactericides Bird repellents
Chemosterilants Fungicides Herbicide safeners
Herbicides Insect attractants Insect repellents
Insecticides Mammal repellents Mating disrupters
Molluscicides Nematicides Nitrification inhibitors
Plant activators Plant growth regulators Rodenticides
Synergists Virucides Miscellaneous
Chemical classes

These classified lists of pesticides include all of the compounds in the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names, of which there are more than 1800.

Each major group of pesticides (e.g. herbicides or plant growth regulators) is subdivided into chemical or other classes (e.g. chloroacetanilide herbicides or auxins).

As an aid to navigating the larger groups (acaricides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators), there are summaries containing just the chemical classes and not the individual substances.

Individual compounds can occur in more than one group or class, and at more than one place within a group or class.

Click the common name of any compound to see a data sheet with the status of the name, the IUPAC systematic name, the Chemical Abstracts systematic name and Registry Number, the molecular formula, the structural formula, and the group(s) and class(es) to which it belongs.

The CAB Thesaurus and the NAL Agricultural Thesaurus use a simplified version of this classification.

Classification by hazard

The classification used in the Compendium is based mainly on chemical structure and pesticidal activity, not on hazard. The World Health Organization produces a classification by hazard – The WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard.


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